There are three major attractions in Grindelwald: the mountains of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, part of the Swiss Alps. Everything else is miniscule by comparison. Literally. Grindelwald is, by default, the starting point for any athletic endeavors on these mountains and the surrounding area: skiing, snowboarding, climbing, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, and in the summer, hiking, mountain biking, and more. You may just find yourself yodeling involuntarily when you walk a mountain path and turn to see a panoramic view of a wildflower meadow behind you.   

Ever taken a train trip inside a mountain? How about inside two? The Jungfraubahn Railway runs almost exclusively through a tunnel built through the Eiger and the Monch. Two train stations inside allow you to disembark and look through observation windows built into the mountain walls. This brings new meaning to the words, "The hills are alive." The railway brings you to the summit of Jungfrau and Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe (the highest in the world is through the Andes Mountains in Peru).

Take a bus trip (or drive) to see the Grindelwald Glacier, from whence the village of Grindelwald derived its nickname "Glacier Village." You'll find an observation gallery and a restaurant nearby. An instrument along the wooden trail measures the glacier's daily movement. Get ready to run.

The Tourism Museum in Interlaken traces the 200-year history of the tourist industry in the Jungfrau region with three floors of exhibitions and displays.